Fuller’s to Sponsor UK National Team in Bocuse d’Or Competition

We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ll be sponsoring the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy, the organisation set to represent Team UK globally in Bocuse d'Or – the largest and most prestigious cooking competition in the world. 

The sponsorship is a continuation of our passion for serving the highest quality food in our pubs through Fuller’s Kitchen and Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild. It will inspire and develop our chefs, further enhancing the already fantastic food offering in our pubs. 

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A delicious partnership: Paul Dickinson, Fuller’s Director of Food, (left) and UK Academy President Simon Rogan (right). 

About Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild

Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild was formed in 2015 and provides ongoing development for our chefs. By partnering with the UK Academy, Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild gains access to a unique body of the country’s leading chefs, which will inspire and train staff across our estate, resulting in a more diversified food offering in our pubs with Fuller’s Kitchens.

Find our more about Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild. 

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About The Bocuse d’Or UK Academy

The Bocuse d’Or UK Academy brings together some of the country’s leading chefs aiming for British food to be recognised as among the best in the world by having a UK candidate achieve a podium finish at the biennial Bocuse d’Or competition – a competition named after world famous French chef, the late Paul Bocuse. 

President of the UK Academy is Simon Rogan, whose two Michelin star restaurant L’Enclume in Cumbria ranks first in the Waitrose Good Food Guide scoring a perfect 10. Chairman of the Academy is restaurateur Andreas Antona of the renowned Michelin starred restaurant Simpsons in Birmingham and The Cross at Kenilworth. The team’s technical director is John Williams MBE, Executive Chef of The Ritz London.

The Academy is further supported by a number of high-profile ambassadors who are some of the UK’s leading chefs.

Fuller's and bocuse d’Or UK Academy partnership

An exciting partnership

Bringing the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy and Fuller’s together, Chef Simon Rogan, President of the UK Academy will also become Honorary President of the Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild.

Paul Dickinson, Fuller’s Director of Food said: “At Fuller’s, we are thrilled to partner with the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy. The chefs who make up the Academy rank among the best in the world. Fuller’s chefs going through the Fuller’s Chefs’ Guild, from apprentices to Executive Chefs, will have a unique opportunity to benefit from the guidance and wisdom of these industry legends.

“In turn, we can expect to meet and exceed our customers’ growing expectations for delicious, seasonal food created by highly trained and experienced chefs. Reflecting Fuller’s commitment to food, the partnership also makes Fuller’s the obvious choice for young people who seek high quality training for a rewarding career in professional cooking.”

Simon Rogan, UK Academy President said: “The UK Academy is hugely excited to partner with Fuller’s, an iconic British brand, in pursuit of the goal of getting a British chef on the podium for the first time at the Bocuse d’Or competition.

“Everybody knows there’s a chef shortage in the UK right now and we applaud Fuller’s commitment to training chefs to bring people into the industry and raise the standards of professional cooking – the chefs of the UK Academy are excited to be a part of that journey too.  Only through the support of the likes of Fuller’s can the UK get a candidate on the podium. We hope this partnership might even inspire a Fuller’s chef to apply for the opportunity to compete.” 

Become a Fuller's Chef

Fuller’s has a range of exciting job opportunities in our pubs, from Commis Chef roles to Head Chef positions.

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Fuller’s Chef Apprenticeships

Fuller’s is recruiting talented and passionate people to take part in our Chef Apprenticeship Programmes and become our Head Chefs of the future.

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